Chino, California, which is a city of almost 84,000 people, is located San Bernardino County.1 As more people move to the Inland Empire to enjoy San Bernardino County, it is important to understand some of the community struggles, like drug or alcohol abuse, and how Chino and surrounding cities are combating this problem.
The number of people entering addiction treatment in San Bernardino County appears to be steadily increasing, with just under 7,000 people enrolled in rehab between 2013 and 2014.2 This is good, as it means educational programs are beginning to work, and expanded healthcare access is making it easier for those who need addiction treatment to get the help they need. That being said, there are still many people struggling with addiction who don’t get the help they need.
In the 2013-2014 year, alcohol accounted for 1,024 treatment admissions; meth accounted for 2,936 admissions; 955 people entered treatment for marijuana abuse; 1,576 people entered treatment for opioid addiction; 175 people entered treatment for cocaine abuse; and 178 people sought help for other drugs, like inhalants.2
It takes bravery to take the first step towards a healthier life and call a helpline or rehab, but you’ll be happy you did it. If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, contact our helpline. We can help provide you with more information about evidence-based treatment options in your area and elsewhere in the country.